Transportation & Infrastructure
Strategically located in the heart of the Eastern Seaboard, Greater Williamsburg is well connected to the rest of the country and the world by land, air, rail, and sea. These assets provide seamless access to major MSAs, including Norfolk, Richmond, Washington, D.C., Raleigh, Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and beyond.
Greater Williamsburg is well connected by road to the rest of the Mid-Atlantic region. The area is adjacent to Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 60, which connect Greater Williamsburg with Richmond and Norfolk. For points beyond, I-95, I-85 and the interstate highway system connect Greater Williamsburg with Washington, D.C. (2.5 hours), Baltimore (3.5 hours), Philadelphia (5.5 hours), Atlanta (8.5 hours), Raleigh-Durham (4 hours), Charlotte (5 hours), Pittsburgh (6 hours), and New York City (7 hours).
The Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in Newport News provides air service in the Greater Williamsburg region. The airport offers regional flights to Atlanta, Charlotte and Philadelphia. For a broader range of destinations, the Norfolk International Airport and Richmond International Airport are easily accessed via the Interstate.
The Williamsburg Transportation Center, including the Williamsburg Amtrak station, offers passenger rail service on Amtrak’s Northeast Regional line. For freight service, CSX operates rail yards in Newport News, Petersburg and Richmond, and an intermodal terminal in Portsmouth.
The Port of Virginia, located approximately one hour south of Greater Williamsburg, offers the deepest harbor on the U.S. East Coast. The six-terminal facility boasts 30 miles of on-dock rail and is located just two-and-a-half hours from open water.